Within the pages of the Common Reading book you will find ideas, inspiration and community with your fellow honors students.
The Honors College Common Reading Program is designed to bring together incoming students around a common experience: reading an engaging book that will help you think about important ideas that will come up repeatedly during your first year – and probably throughout your whole life.
If you choose to participate in the Common Reading Program, you will receive a copy of the book during summer Honors Orientation. By reading the book over the summer, you will be prepared to start the academic year ready to engage in discussions at the start of the semester.
Previous Common Reading selections have included:
2019 – What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
2018 – On Trails by Robert Moor
2017 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
2016 – Citizen by Claudia Rankine
2015 – In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
2014 – The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
2013 – Planetwalker by Francis Walker
2012 – Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
2011 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2010 – Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
2009 – White Gloves by John Kotre
2008 – Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
2007 – Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi